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Green Travel Guide to Anglesey

Words by Florence Fortnam. Film produced by GT Films & Media.
Artwork for Green Traveller's Guides by Tina Smith and Mark Edwards.

Foreword by Efan Milner, Project Officer,
Isle of Anglesey AONB

The Isle of Anglesey AONB is one of the most varied and diverse landscape in Wales. Located on the North West coast of Wales it is part of the largest island in Wales. Being mostly a coastal designation it covers three quarters of the coastline of Anglesey and takes in most of the All Wales Coastal path on Anglesey. We work closely with our partners to ensure that its rugged coastline, sweeping hillsides, patchwork fields, islands teeming with fascinating wildlife and an unrivalled wealth of Welsh culture and history remain an intrinsic part of the Landscape.

 

Wherever you travel on Anglesey, you'll come across places to stay, restaurants and activity providers that are keen to help you any way they can to make the most of your time here, whether that's by providing the freshest local breakfast or suggesting a really great wildlife watching opportunity. This Greentraveller Guide's to the Anglesey AONB will help you make the most of your holiday to the Anglesey AONB so that you can experience some of the most peaceful and remote walking, kayaking and other water-based activities in the country.

 

Explore South Stack and Holy Island, which offers many opportunities to experience our wildlife, culture and history; spend your time wandering the golden sands of Anglesey’s many beautiful beaches; or simply indulge in some of the freshest local produce you're likely to find for miles around. The memories of your stay on Anglesey will stay with you until your return.

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What our writers discovered in Anglesey

Stay, Eat, See & Do

Our pick of places across Anglesey

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Green = Places to stay; Blue = Places to eat; Yellow = Attractions; Purple = Activities

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  • The Anglesey AONB covers 221sq kms, approximately one third of the island
     

  • There are several nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest on the Island
     

  • The island has historically been a stronghold of the Welsh language and still remains the dominant language in certain areas of the island
     

  • The Anglesey Coastal Path, which follows the entire coastline of the island, is 200km long
     

  • Anglesey was known as Mam Cymru ('Mother of Wales') during the middle ages because of its fertile fields and productivity
     

  • Anglesey also has the village with the longest place name in Britain: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
     

  • Anglesey is home to Wales' only working windmill, Melin Llynnon, which produces organic stoneground wholemeal flour